Show 123 – LISP Use Cases with Dino Farinacci & Victor Moreno of Cisco – Sponsored

This week’s podcast features Cisco Fellow & Senior Software Engineer Dino Farinacci and Distinguished Engineer Victor Moreno in a discussion of LISP – Locator/ID Separation Protocol. Ethan Banks and Greg Ferro host.

The Packet Pushers talked with Victor back in show 54 about LISP. Show 123 is focused less on the mechanics of the protocol, and more on the use cases. In other words, what can we do with yet another routing protocol that hasn’t already been done with others? The answer is rather a lot. LISP isn’t simply a routing protocol; it’s a way of decoupling an endpoint (something you’re trying to communicate with) from a physical location. Therefore, an endpoint can be stationary or mobile, and LISP will sort that out in way that scales to Internet-size and beyond.

What We Discuss

  • Quick review: what is LISP?
  • How is LISP different from legacy tunneling protocols?
  • What Cisco platforms run LISP?
  • Where does a LISP mapping database run?
  • LISP Use Case: L2 DCI & vMotion.
  • LISP Use Case: Changing the Notion of Subnetting.
  • Explaining LISP RLOCs & EIDs.
  • The LISP future vs. current reality.
  • How extensible are the LISP forwarding tuples?
  • LISP Use Case: The Internet of Things.
  • LISP Use Case: Mobility Across Cloud Providers.
  • How does LISP scale?
  • Will LISP be standardized and adopted by other vendors?
  • Other LISP use cases (including IPv6 transition).
  • LISP as a programmable API.


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